Merrimack News

Hazardous waste collection kicks off April 22

NASHUA – As you start your spring cleaning, let the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Program help you safely empty out your basement, garage, and shed. The first collection of 2017 will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22 at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. Visit ...

Behind the scenes

AMHERST – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and a unicorn? Why not? Lucy Spencer and Frances Saxton welcomed all of the ideas that the 11 children threw out during their Saturday morning theater class recently. The two actors gave the first of eight weekly sessions called “Fairy Tale ...

Summer job opportunities with Merrimack Parks & Recreation

Are you looking for a job where you get to spend the summer being active outdoors and having fun? Then the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department has the perfect summer job for you. All of the following positions are seasonal summer employment opportunities. • Preschool Camp Manager ...

Rotary announces July 4 Family Fun Day, seeks sponsorships

MERRIMACK – Independence Day 2017 is coming sooner than you think! The Rotary Club of Merrimack is pleased to announce the Merrimack Rotary July 4th Pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day at the elementary school recreational fields on Baboosic Lake Rd on Tuesday, July 4. Details of the day’s ...

Merrimack students receive academic honors

NASHUA – Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School in Nashua, is pleased to announce that the following Merrimack students have been honored for their academic achievements in the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year. PRINCIPAL’S LIST Abigail Block, daughter of Glenn and Kristin ...

OPTN Easter egg festival set for Saturday

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

Take bird feeders down earlier

CONCORD – Despite a recent March Nor’easter, bears are becoming active in many areas of the state. Officials are asking the New Hampshire public to be responsible and remove bird feeders and secure other backyard attractants. Although March 31 is the traditional deadline for ending winter ...

Merrimack Village District flushing schedule

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in the following areas beginning Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21. Turkey Hill Road, Amherst Road, Camp Sargent Road, Continental Boulevard, Naticook Road, Tinker Road, Milford Road, Daniel Webster Highway. Streets ...

Brideau earns Eagle Rank with Merrimack BSA Troop 15

MERRIMACK – BSA Troop 15 from St. John Neumann Parish recently celebrated its second Eagle Court of Honor this year. The troop celebrated David Brideau receiving his Eagle Scout rank, BSA’s highest award in Scouting. David is 17 years old, and organized a garden beautification project for ...

Birth announcement: Waverly Zealon Winstead

John and Ashley Winstead, of Merrimack, announced the birth of their daughter, Waverly Zealon Winstead. Waverly was born at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua on Nov. 7, 2016. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 22 inches. Grandparents are Alicia Goodroe and Arnold Smith and ...

How your garden grows

AMHERST – A garden isn’t just for growing food, it’s also a place to renew your body, mind and spirit. That was the gist of Ellen Ecker Ogden’s recent talk to the Amherst Garden Club. Ogden is a garden artist, speaker and cookbook author based in Manchester, Vt. Her slide presentation ...

NH libraries: Fun and vibrant, with something for everyone

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New Hampshire State Library’s 300th anniversary. The State Library was founded Jan. 25, 1717, and was the first state library in America. In addition, ...

Miss New Hampshire 2017 competition planned

DERRY – The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program announced that 28 local title holders will compete to become Miss New Hampshire 2017. The 71st annual competition will take place at Pinkerton Academy’s Stockbridge Theatre in Derry from April 27-29. Each of the contestants qualified at a ...

Brideau earns Eagle rank with Merrimack BSA Troop 15

BSA Troop 15 from St John Neumann Parish in Merrimack recently celebrated our second Eagle Court of Honor this year. We celebrated David Brideau receiving his Eagle Scout rank, BSA’s highest award in Scouting. David is now 17 years old, and organized a garden beautification project for the ...

Filling a Need

MILFORD – They’re only first-graders, but they know why they’re making and painting ceramic bowls. The bowls will help people who “don’t have much,” Maria Dudley said as she and her classmate Nadia Tlapa painted their bowls last week. The handcrafted pottery is being made by ...

OPTN Foundation to host 9th annual Easter egg festival

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

Women’s club group thankful for help at district meeting

On Saturday, March 4, I had the pleasure of conducting the annual GFWC-NH Merrimack District meeting at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St., Nashua. The GFWC-NH Merrimack District represent GFWC-NH Woman’s Clubs in Brookline, Candia, Hollis, Hudson, Lyndeborough, Manchester, Nashua, ...

Merrimack native vies for entrepreneurship prize

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A pair of Grove City College student entrepreneurs are headed to a national business plan competition with their eyes on a $100,000 prize. Entrepreneurship majors Hannah Vaccaro, from Merrimack, and Ross Harrington, of Richmond, Ind., both juniors, were selected as one of ...

St. Joseph Hospital welcomes new staff member

NASHUA – St. Joseph Hospital welcomes certified women’s health Nurse practitioner Heather L. Arel. Arel earned her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., specializing in women’s health. She is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner, ...

Merrimack Chamber announces new president

The Merrimack Chamber of Commerce welcomes Melissa Ballard Sullivan as its new president. Formerly the director of development and public relations at Marguerite’s Place Inc., in Nashua, Melissa brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, development and strategic ...